mom of twins gets son a medical tattoo

Mom Gets One of Her Twins a ‘Medical Tattoo’ After MIL Mix-Up Sent One to Hospital

We cannot imagine how challenging it must be to raise twins, especially when there are specific medical needs involved. One mama of twin boys made a controversial decision, causing drama amongst her family members, and took to Reddit to vent her frustration.

The mom of newborn twins posted in the “Am I The A**hole” (AITA) section of Reddit to discuss the difficulties she has faced when it comes to caring for her twins.

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Mom Asks ‘AITA?’ For Getting Medical Tattoo For Twin Son

mom gets one of her twins a 'medical tattoo' after mil mix-up sent one to hospital
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She begins by explaining that one of the baby boys, Jake, has a medical condition. “Without going into detail, requires a shot once a week,” she explained, adding, “once he is older he can take pills.”

When the new mom went back to work, her mother-in-law began caring for the twins. Everything was fine until her MIL accidentally gave the injection to Adam, the wrong baby.

mom gets one of her twins a 'medical tattoo' after mil mix-up sent one to hospital
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“She immediately noticed her mistake called 911 and they were transferred to hospital,” she writes. “By the time I got there Adam had been given the reversal agent and they were both happily sipping on juice loving the attention.”

Luckily, the baby was ultimately fine. The mom’s doctor recommended a medical tattoo, the size of a freckle, for Jake so that this wouldn’t happen again.

mom gets one of her twins a 'medical tattoo' after mil mix-up sent one to hospital
Credit: Reddit

Unfortunately, her MIL was not pleased with this decision. “Once I explain to others and they fail to find it they understand but they still think I went to far in tattooing my child and altering their body. I believe I took the necessary precautions recommended by the doctor and the tattoo will fade with sun exposure and as he grows. By the time he’s 5 it probably won’t even be visible or it’ll just look like a faded freckle,” she explained.

What do you think… did this mom do the right thing?

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